India ‘luxury’ show set in Dubai
Dubai, October 24, 2013
The ‘luxury’ facet of India in various sectors is set to be showcased in Dubai for wealthy and luxury-seeking visitors.
Royal India 2013, a by-invitation event, will take place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel from Ocober 26 to 28, said a statement.
It will include niche luxury products, destinations and services from India’s tourism, hospitality, holidays, shopping, lifestyle, and other domains.
The show will be held under the patronage of the Indian Ambassador to the UAE and India Tourism Office, with Gitanjali Group as the presenting sponsor and Century Financial Brokers as the title sponsor.
It will bring together 30 hand-picked Indian exhibitors, with over 100 CEOs of reputed organisations from various economic sectors attending to explore business opportunities and corporate tie-ups.
The exhibitors will have fully-furnished luxury stand with a built-up space of 25 sq m, offering them the opportunity to create better representation of their luxury and style offerings in their own way.
The Indian Ambassador to the UAE MK Lokesh, said: “The Arab world constitutes an integral part of India’s extended neighborhood and is a region of critical importance to India in political, strategic, security and economic terms. Travel between the two countries was driven by necessity such as business, work, education and medical treatment. Now ‘luxury’ has added a new dimension to this relationship.”
The show will endorse our global vision to showcase India as a world-class platform in areas of tourism, travel, hospitality, infrastructure, technology, and service industry sectors such as healthcare, wellness and education, he said.
Addressing a Press conference organised to announce details of the debut show, Paras Shahdadpuri, president of Indian Business and Professionals Council (IBPC), said such an exclusive show would go a long way towards marketing, promoting and branding India’s portfolio of luxury products and services.
The IBPC is the only recognised representative organisation of Indian business and professionals in Dubai under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry with about 1,000 members hailing from the UAE’s largest expatriate community, he said.
The UAE-India bilateral trade accounts for $75 billion and the UAE offers immense growth opportunities for Indian businesses which needs to be channelised and tapped by the players of the high-yield luxury market, said Shahdadpuri.
According to market studies, Dubai commands 30 per cent of the Middle East luxury market and around 60 per cent of the UAE's.
Exhibitors include Satya Paul, a famous Indian fashion designer; Sahara Star, Aamby Valley City, India's first planned hill city; fashion designers Rohit Verma and Rocky S; Maharaja Express, owners and operators of the best Luxury Train in India; and Soukya, a holistic healing centre. - TradeArabia News Service